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Bookends and the Point of the Project

Even ignoring all the awesome information I’m learning from reading so much non-fiction, I’ve been learning a lot from this project.  In particular, I’m learning to do things for the journey instead of the destination; to be patient with myself; to indulge my interests; and to see where life takes me.  I have zero self-control in the library, absolutely none.  Which is why I ended up with  All Creatures Great and Small, a book from a section I’d already read a book from!  I’m absolutely amazed at the number of books I can find to desperately want to read in even a small section of a small library in Ames, Iowa.  But I constantly remind myself that I’m not going to finish the project in a reasonable time frame anyway, and you know what?  It doesn’t matter. Because finishing is not the point.  The point is to read books I wouldn’t have read otherwise and become a more well-rounded person.  Plus to enjoy myself of course, which is usually enough all by itself to make me glad I picked a book up. Continue reading

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Photography Friday

My first belated photography Friday.  I suppose it had to happen eventually, but surprisingly it’s not because I didn’t get out and take pictures but because I was out all day.  First, working on my third lab rotation (fighting with other people’s code and not enjoying working with protein structures) and then re-plating some e coli that died to finish up my second lab rotation and finally taking some prospective students out to play pool and drink some beer.  It was a long day!  So when I finally got home around one and finished playing with my cat to make up for being gone all day, I just didn’t have the energy left for a post!  However, today I have for you a picture of the cute snake someone keeps in the plant pathology building as well as a few touched up pictures from a sailing trip with the boy this past summer.

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